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11 Sep 2020 Isaiah (Program #12)

Isaiah (Program #12) – Jehovah’s Punishment over Ephraims Drunkards

In the gospel of Matthew, the Lord Jesus quoted from Isaiah regarding the hypocritical worship that confronted Him in every turn.  He said “these people honors Me with their lips, but their hearts stay far away from Me.”  It seems the same can be spoken regarding today’s situation.  If we are honest we have to admit that it even describes our own situation from time to time.  How does God lead His people out of religious falseness into genuine experience and worship?

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11 Sep 2020 Acts (Program #36)

Acts (Program #36) – The Propagation in Asia Minor and Europe through the Ministry of Paul’s Company (2)

The Apostle Paul was the vessel chosen by God to carry the New Testament ministry to the non-Jewish world.  He was also ultimately used to pen more than half of the books in the New Testament; from his personal encounter with the resurrected Christ to his full realization of the meaning of the term “Body of Christ”, his life and ministry stand as a great inspiration and example to believers throughout all ages.  We look at the beginning of his ministry on today’s life study of the Bible.

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10 Sep 2020 Isaiah (Program #11)

Isaiah (Program #11) – Jehovah’s Reaction to the Degradation of Israel (2)

God’s loving chastisement of His beloved ones is a common experience of all who love Him.  But our first tendency is to get out from under the severe and harsh circumstances as quickly as possible.  The message from Isaiah is that hastiness to escape may causes us to miss something deeper and richer in our experience of Christ.  Stay with us for the next half hour, as we learn to wait in the path of His judgment

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10 Sep 2020 Acts (Program #35)

Acts (Program #35) – The Propagation in Asia Minor and Europe through the Ministry of Paul’s Company (1)

There are many stages throughout history in God’s move and work among mankind on the earth. Much of the Bible is occupied with these stages.  The great turn of the Lord’s spread during the book of Acts was to the Gentile world, opening a door to eternal life and the Kingdom of the Heavens to all who would take freely the eternal life of God in Christ Jesus. We’re still enjoying this turn today nearly 2000 years later. For this major step in God’s move, the Apostle Paul was raised up sovereignly by the Lord to be the Apostle to the uncircumcision. And, Peter’s ministry was brought to a wonderful and victorious conclusion. We examine both of these stories on today’s life study of the Bible.

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09 Sep 2020 Isaiah (Program #10)

Isaiah (Program #10) – The Judgment of Jehovah Upon the Nations and Its Issue (1)

When God’s people give in to temptation, sin and corruption, God in His righteousness surely must judge and discipline.  Of course, as Christians He also has a way to forgive us and lead us back into His loving presence.  But ultimately the solution for our continuous failures lies not in renew commitment and more earnest and sincere effort.  Rather we need to be fired, terminated and eventually replaced.  We all desperately need to see that God’s solution for us is to be replaced.  Don’t miss this extraordinary life study of the Bible.

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09 Sep 2020 Acts (Program #34)

Acts (Program #34) – The Propagation in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria through the Ministry of Peter’s Company (26)

One of the most prominent figures in the New Testament, of course, is the Apostle Peter. Called by the Lord at the beginning of His earthly ministry, Peter, despite failures and setbacks, became the one to whom the Lord gave the two great keys to the Kingdom of the Heavens. In the waning days of his preeminent position in the ministry, he is honored by the divine record with a marvelous and inspiring account in Acts 12.

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08 Sep 2020 Isaiah (Program #9)

Isaiah (Program #9) – The Salvation of Jehovah (7 & 8)

The Old Testament book of Isaiah seems to alternate between God’s judgment which issued from the degenerating and corrupted condition of His people and the glorious revelation of our Savior Christ.  This sequence also seems to parallel at times, our own experience.  After God’s chastisement and discipline we often enjoy the Lord in a deeper and more substantial way.  We will see this issue once again in two of Isaiah’s most marvelous chapters 11 and 12 on today’s life study of the Bible.

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08 Sep 2020 Acts (Program #33)

Acts (Program #33) – The Propagation in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria through the Ministry of Peter’s Company (25)

After a glorious beginning, the church in Jerusalem underwent a sudden turn and persecution fell heavily upon the church. The trouble and persecution became so heavy in fact that nearly all the believers except the apostles were forced to leave and were scattered, to use the Bible’s own phrase. Was this just God’s enemy reacting to the early success of the gospel or was this a genuine move of God under His sovereign hand?  Stay with us for an enlightening and compelling look at the gospel as it was spread in the first-century church on today’s life study of the Bible.

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07 Sep 2020 Acts (Program #32)

Acts (Program #32) – The Propagation in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria through the Ministry of Peter’s Company (24)

As Christians today, we likely take it for granted that anyone, despite their background or race, can freely take the salvation afforded by the grace of God through Jesus Christ. But, it wasn’t always that way. The opening of the door of the gospel to the Gentiles or non-Jewish world was a significant and difficult transition in God’s move on the earth. We will consider this key turning point in God’s move on today’s life study of the Bible.

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07 Sep 2020 Isaiah (Program #8)

Isaiah (Program #8) -The Salvation of Jehovah to His Beloved People and the Nations (6)

Isaiah chapter 9 stands as one of the most striking in the Old Testament in its remarkable unveiling of our Savior Christ.  From “the great light” of verse 2 fulfilled in Matthew 4 to the “Son given to us” in verse 6 “the Wonderful Counselor, the Prince of Peace, the Might God and the Everlasting Father”, this is the Christ of Isaiah.  Don’t miss His unmistakable appearance on today’s life study of the Bible.

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